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Beau-Rivage Palace - Luxury holidays to Lake Geneva

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  • About this holiday

    Situated in a lakeside position in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Beau-Rivage Palace is an elegant hotel with excellent spa and tennis facilities, and beautifully appointed rooms. Within easy reach of Lausanne city centre and Ouchy Harbour, the location is perfect for those looking to explore the local area. On every side, the green hills and snow-capped Alps score the horizon, attracting active visitors and those wishing to seek out the best vantage points. Stay at the majestic five star Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne for a week or two, arriving either by rail or air and hire car.

    The journey and how you get there

    The Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne can be visited in its own right as a fly-drive, self-drive or rail holiday. It can be visited on its own or combined with one or more other hotels in Switzerland.
    This hotel is featured as a hotel to stay at on our suggested touring holidays of Switzerland by rail. The hotel is located 20 minutes from the railway station on foot or 6 minutes by taxi.


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes bed and breakfast at the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne. Your holiday price will also include travel arrangements depending on the method of travel you have chosen: flights or rail travel.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for the Beau-Rivage Palace are per person based on two people sharing a Superior Room with city or garden view.
    Prices from £985 per person for 3 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.

    The Beau-Rivage Palace features on the following touring holidays:

    A grand tour of Switzerland by train
    Prices from £2,830 per person for 4 and 5 star hotels and standard class rail travel, with stops in Lausanne, Interlaken, St Moritz, Lugano, Cologne.

    Highlights of Switzerland and Austria by train -
    Prices from £2,050 per person for 4 and 5 star hotels and standard class rail travel, with stops in Lausanne, Chur, Innsbruck, and Vienna.

    The Beau-Rivage Palace can replace the Angleterre et Residence at an added cost in the following touring holidays:

    Rail holiday to the Swiss lakes by train with the Golden Pass Line -
    With stops in Lausanne and Lucerne.

    Rail holiday to Verona and Lakes Garda and Geneva -
    With stops in Lausanne, Verona, and Lake Garda.

    Self-drive to the Italian Lakes by car -
    With stops in Epernay, Lausanne, Cannero Riviera, Bellagio, Gardone Riviera, Erbusco, Schwyz, and Rouffach.

    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

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    Our opinion

    The Beau-Rivage Palace is a beautiful lakeside hotel with a fantastic range of facilities suitable for long, relaxing holidays.

    Hotel description

    The five star Beau-Rivage Palace is situated on the banks of Lake Geneva in Lausanne. The palace’s stunning lakeside position is made all the more beautiful by the 4 hectares of gardens that surround the hotel building. A ten minute walk will bring you to the city centre and Ouchy harbour, both of which make excellent local day excursions and activities. Inside, the hotel is every bit as palatial as its name suggests. The remarkable, regal façade gives way to rooms lit by chandeliers, with high-quality, luxurious furnishings. Every category of room has been elegantly designed, with unrivalled attention to detail; a light colour palette and delicately embroidered fabrics complement the sensational view outside the windows, while preserving the serenity that comes with such a stylish property. Some of the larger suites feature themed interior design, from striking Art Déco and contemporary styles, to a more presidential, historic feel. In all cases, exquisite comfort meets luxury design. Feature walls with ornate patterns, draped curtains, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, subtle modern additions, and beautifully appointed bathrooms, sometimes with bubbling Jacuzzis, help establish the Beau-Rivage Palace as one of the most prestigious hotels in Europe. The hotel has a number of diverse dining options, from Le Miyako sushi restaurant to the gastronomic Anne-Sophie Pic. If you have enjoyed a pre-dinner spa treatment, it is also possible to dine in the O Terrasse restaurant beside the outdoor pool. Between the 19th of June and 4th of September, guests can dine in the hotel’s most spectacular restaurant: La Suisse, inside the oldest steamboat on Lake Geneva. This experience is not to be missed. The hotel’s wine cellar contains over 3000 bottles, which provide a harmonious accompaniment to the delicious food. The chic Cinq Mondes Spa has two swimming pools that face one another through a glass wall. Two tennis courts, Hammam, and a fitness suite also encourage a healthy, revitalising holiday. The endless list of luxury facilities available at the Beau-Rivage Palace, and its convenient location, mean that it is best-suited to long, indulgent holidays and can be reached via rail or plane.


    Just a few metres from the northern bank of Lake Geneva in Lausanne.

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    39 miles

    Closest airport


    Room types

    168 rooms with WiFi, a choice of pillows, complimentary Bulgari Thé products, and some have Jacuzzis. All rooms are very spacious.
    Superior Garden View
    Superior Town View

    Superior Lake and Alps View with balcony.
    Deluxe Room City or Garden View with balcony, lounge area.
    Deluxe Room Lake or Alps View with balcony, lounge area.
    Junior SuiteBeau Rivage with separate lounge and balcony
    Junior Suite Palace  with separate lounge and balcony; more spacious than the Junior Suite..
    Imperial Suite with lounge, dining room, guaranteed restaurant and spa reservations, valet parking, house keeper, and luxurious fittings.
    Lavaux Suite with optional private access to the hotel’s only roof terrace, a large living room, guaranteed reservations in restaurant and spa, house keeper, valet parking; an extra three bedrooms, sauna, and kitchen are optional.
    Royal Suite with traditional decoration, balcony, house keeper, guaranteed restaurant and spa reservations, valet parking.
    Malmaison Suite with large living and dining room, balcony, house keeper, guaranteed restaurant and spa reservations, valet parking.
    Duplex Suite with two floors and two bedrooms on the 5th floor, house keeper, guaranteed restaurant and spa reservations, lounge, valet parking.
    Art Déco Suite with a 1920s Paris theme, lounge and alcove study, house keeper, guaranteed restaurant and spa reservations, valet parking.
    Contemporary Suite with lounge and dining area, house keeper, guaranteed restaurant and spa reservations, valet parking
    Spa Suite with lounge, large bathroom, private in-suite spa, house keeper, guaranteed restaurant and spa reservations, valet parking, wine fridge.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Anne-Sophie Pic, Café Beau-Rivage, Le Miyako, L’Accademia Italian Restaurant, La Terrasse Breakfast Restaurant, O Terrasse Spa Restaurant, La Suisse steamboat, Lobby Lounge with terrace, Bar, Spa with private Spa suite, 2 tennis courts, gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, guest parking, and boutique.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Lausanne is Switzerland’s fourth largest city, but retains its feeling of seclusion and natural beauty due to its sublime surroundings. The Terraced Vineyards of Lavaux, now declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, skirt the water’s edge on the lake’s northern shore, and date back to the 11th century. You may wish to take a boat trip across to the Chateau de Chillon, Evian-les-Bains in France, or the mediaeval village of Yvoire. Exhibitions are always on display at the Fondation Gianadda in Martigny, or, back in Lausanne, the Palais de Rumine holds 5 different museums. For a more practical taste of the area’s history, visit the 12th century Gothic cathedral, the Morges Castle, Beaulieu Castle, the Romainmotier Priory, or the Chateau Saint-Maire. One of Lausanne’s most famous attractions, however, might be the Olympic Museum.

    Sports nearby

    Hiking, walking, cycling, swimming, surfing, paragliding, canoeing, kayaking, and mountain-biking.


    Children’s Corner is available all year round, with a range of activities. Interconnecting rooms are available in almost all room types, or the Duplex Suite is recommended for families of 4 or less. Children 11 years or younger receive a complimentary extra bed.

    Minimum stays

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